We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nellie's Soulfood Restaurant & Bar - CLOSED

1155 3rd St, Oakland, CA 94607-2663
+1 510-625-1350
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible9%
14 Mar 2016
“AMAZING FOOD but the poorest service...”
6 Mar 2016
“Soul Food So Good, One visit is not enough”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
1155 3rd St, Oakland, CA 94607-2663
All Details
Reviews (22)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 22 reviews

Reviewed 21 May 2013

Interesting inner city restaurant. I absolutely love their fried chicken, the best I've ever had. It came with collard greens, yams, blackeyed peas, and cornbread. Service was slow, but wonderful soul food! The wait is worth it!

1  Thank Norm1983
Reviewed 12 May 2013

This genre of resturaunt/food, it's right up there - totally worth the venture out of downtown Oakland or Jack London to get down home cooking with a full bar to boot. Went with a group of 8 to check it out - easy to find...More

1  Thank Kimo B
Reviewed 1 March 2012

Soul food is slow. It takes a while to cook, so settle down and enjoy your food when you get it. This restaurant is consistently excellent. Bring your out of town guests and support high caliber Oakland businesses.

1  Thank mayawill
Reviewed 23 December 2011

Can't really go wrong with anything here. Short ribs are great. Cornbread dressing is great (only on Sunday). Pork chops (fried) are pretty good..just could use more seasoning. Mac and cheese, yams, corn, greens....all are good.

Thank carlytee
Reviewed 3 December 2011

While visiting Oakland, a friend took me to Nellie's on a Saturday. I love soul food, so I would say that they have a decent menu (I've had better), but they only serve Macaroni and Cheese on Friday and Sunday. I had Fried Chicken, Black-eyed...More

Reviewed 11 March 2009

I have never been so disappointed in my whole life!

1  Thank Cali_Milan
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
Reviewed 23 July 2008

The pork chops, smothered unbelievable!

Thank A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
Reviewed 6 June 2008

My favorite Soul Food Spot. The Mother of the owner makes the dressing all day saturday for sunday only. Best dressing in the Bay

1  Thank A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
Reviewed 8 May 2008

I love their Smothered Steak!

Thank A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
Reviewed 16 April 2008

Staff at McClymonds High School live here! If you don't know about Nellie's in Oakland, you ain't been eating in Oakland. I've got Nellie's on speed dial. My favorite day is Fridays when they serve mac 'n cheese. Do not go here when you are...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
Nearby Restaurants
252 reviews
1.18 km away
Fat Lady
140 reviews
1.22 km away
Encuentro Cafe and Wine Bar
45 reviews
1.08 km away
Rosenblum Cellars
8 reviews
1.15 km away
Nearby Attractions
San Francisco Bay Ferry
182 reviews
1.13 km away
Jack London Square
670 reviews
1.38 km away
USS Potomac
69 reviews
1.10 km away
Jack London's Cabin
63 reviews
1.57 km away
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 20
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1155 3rd St, Oakland, CA 94607-2663
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-625-1350
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing